There are 6 ways to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa by train, plane, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Komatsu  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Komatsu (KMQ) CTS - KMQ

$182 - $728

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  26 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Otaru to Niigata
  2. Take the bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Kanazawa

$103 - $178

4 alternative options

Train, fly to Toyama  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
  2. Fly from Sapporo (CTS) to Toyama (TOY) CTS - TOY
  3. Take the train from Toyama to Kanazawa

$196 - $653

Train  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Sapporo(Jr) to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
  3. Take the train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa

$305 - $418

Bus, train  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Sapporo Bus Terminal to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
  2. Take the train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  3. Take the bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
  4. Take the bus from Shin Niigata to Kanazawa

$196 - $277

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sapporo to Hakodate
  2. Take the car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
  3. Drive from Aomori to Kanazawa

$140 - $197

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa is to drive and car ferry which costs ¥15000 - ¥22000 and takes 15 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa is to train and fly which costs ¥20000 - ¥85000 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sapporo and Kanazawa is 825 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Sapporo to Kanazawa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Sapporo to Kanazawa. However, there are services departing from Sapporo(Jr) and arriving at Kanazawa via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 24 min.

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What companies run services between Sapporo, Japan and Kanazawa, Japan?

You can take a train from Sapporo to Kanazawa via Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Omiya(Saitama) in around 11 h 24 min.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Sapporo to Toyama via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sapporo to Komatsu via Tokyo Haneda
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Japan Railways (JR)
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Sapporo(Jr) to New Chitose Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Toyama to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$25 - $35
Reserved seat
$30 - $40
Green seat
$35 - $55
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Omiya(Saitama)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$150 - $210
Reserved seat
$170 - $210
Green seat
$220 - $300
Train from Omiya(Saitama) to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$90 - $120
Reserved seat
$100 - $130
Green seat
$130 - $170
Train from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
$100 - $140
Reserved seat
$110 - $150
Green seat
$150 - $200
Bus operators
Hokuto Kotsu
Website
hokto.co.jp
Bus from Sapporo Bus Terminal to Shin Hakodate Hokuto
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
hokto.co.jp
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Sendai to Shin-Niigata
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Hokutetsu Transportation
Phone
81762375115
Website
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Shin Niigata to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Bus from Niigata City Bus Center to Kanazawa
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
hokutetsu.co.jp
Ferry operators
Shin Nihonkai Ferry
Website
snf.jp
Car ferry from Otaru to Niigata
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
snf.jp
State Room
$110 - $160
Tourist
$60 - $130
Suite Room
$330 - $370
Deluxe Room
$170 - $230
Tourist J
$59
State room B
$117
Deluxe room A
$192
Suite
$333
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry
Website
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp
Car ferry from Hakodate to Aomori
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
tsugarukaikyo.co.jp

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